Immediate action is needed to ensure ‘a livable future for all,’ UN report says
Current and future risks from climate change are far worse than previously estimated, but urgent action is still possible to “secure a liveable future for all.”
That’s the message the world’s foremost authority on climate change delivered on Monday as it published the final part of its latest major assessment, a “synthesis” outlining the peril humanity faces from greenhouse gas emissions — and what we can do to avoid it.
The release is from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, a United Nations body of leading climate experts from around the world. Every few years since its founding in 1988, the group has published a major assessment on the latest climate science — including how climate change is impacting people and nature and what the world can do to mitigate it. The newest publication is an attempt to distill everything the panel has said since August 2021, when it began releasing its sixth assessment of global warming.
There’s no new research in this latest report, but it injects new urgency into scie... Read more